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Wallace describes "euphoria" of last-minute Leeds winner

Winger speaks to talkSPORT Radio...

23 January 2018

"To score a last-minute winner at Elland Road playing for Millwall; it doesn't get much better than that" - that's the view of Lions winger Jed Wallace following last Saturday's dramatic 4-3 victory over Leeds United in the Sky Bet Championship.

After Aiden O'Brien and Lee Gregory had put Millwall two up in Yorkshire and The Whites had captain Liam Cooper sent off, a routine victory seemed on the cards for Neil Harris' side.

However, the home side turned the game on its head early into the second-half with three unanswered goals, but, thanks to Tom Elliott and Wallace's late strikes, The Lions secured a priceless first victory on the road in 2017/18.

"It was a bit of a crazy game, really," Wallace told The 72 on talkSPORT podcast. "For the first time in my career, I felt a bit scared at going in at full-time with what the manager might say to us after throwing away a 2-0 lead!

"We weren't best pleased after the game. We have leaders in the dressing room such as Tony Craig and Steve Morison who set the tone, which was then followed by the manager. It was more disappointment that we managed to get ourselves in that position. Fair play to Leeds, the crowd got behind them and they got on top of us, but character works both ways and it was good for us to come back and get the win in the end."

With Saturday's classic encounter ticking towards a draw, Wallace picked the ball up on the halfway-line and charged towards goal.

"I picked the ball up and run with it - I got a bit of luck, but after having a goal disallowed earlier in the game, I felt I deserved a bit of a break and luckily it went in. That lead to euphoria with everyone running around in all directions going mental!"

The winger also described how The Lions' 'all-action' style allowed them to chase victory after levelling the scores.

"Millwall and Leeds is a big rivalry. It was a great game when we played each other at The Den and to score a last-minute winner at Elland Road playing for Millwall; it doesn't get much better than that.

"We've worked very, very hard on the road this season but ultimately not been good enough. Our home form has been really good and has carried us through to where we are.

"If anyone has seen us this year, we're all-action and get the ball forward. It's an old-school style of play. We don't really know any other way than to go for it, which is why we went for the winner. It does get in your head when you continue to not win away, but hopefully now we've got that first win on the road we can pick up a few more results.

"If we can replicate even half the form we've shown at The Den away from home that will stand us in good stead."


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